How to Describe Food Service on a Resume

According to the Aspen Institute, about 50 percent of adults have worked in the restaurant industry at least once in their lives and over 25 percent of adults' first job was at a restaurant. That means that many people have gained their first on the job working experience and skill set doing some type of ...

Developing Hard Skills with Online Courses

Before we get started, let me take three guesses as to why you’re here…Okay, maybe your program is heavily theory-based and you want some practical experience to complement your schoolwork? No? Maybe you have some of that sweet, sweet practical experience already and now you’re ready to specialize? Or maybe you’re not really interested in ...

Student Internship Stories: Hadeel Abu Ktasih (CAS ’22), International Institute of New England

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? HA: The International Institute of New England is a non-profit resettlement agency that works to integrate migrants, refugees, trafficking victims, and asylum seekers into the  United States by providing basic services, English classes, career help, legal counsel,  and a number of other aid resources. My ...

How To Write a Self-Evaluation

Regardless of the type of job you have, or the industry you enter after graduation, chances are that you will have an annual evaluation period at work. In many cases, this process begins with a writing a self-evaluation, and reflecting on the past year (or sometimes six months), then submitting the self eval to your ...

Student Internship Stories: Abigail Hulick (QST’ 22), Raising A Reader Massachusetts

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AH: I spent my time interning for Raising A Reader Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to closing the literacy opportunity gap primarily through their Red Book Bag program and parent education workshops. They serve families with children from birth to six years by partnering with after-school ...

Overcoming Burnout in Remote and In-Person Work

Job burnout is a reaction to chronic workplace stress that can be characterized by feeling exhausted, becoming irritable or cynical at work, not functioning well, and feeling less motivated to do your job. Burnout can affect both physical and mental health leading to recurring illness. Some of the possible causes leading to job burnout can ...

Kylie Yamauchi (CAS ‘22), Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities?  KY: Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH) is a nonprofit organization that consists of four different hospital systems, Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center, and Wilcox Medical Center. Part of HPH’s mission is to give back to the community ...

How To Choose a Mentor

For a good mentor-mentee relationship there are a few things questions that should be answered first. Why do you need a mentor? What will success look like? A mentor is a person who provides an unbiased perspective to your professional and personal goals. Mentors are usually people who tend to have experience or have specific ...

Student Internship Stories: Sharlize Lescano (COM ‘23), Bakes for Breast Cancer

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? SL: This summer, I interned at Bakes for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization that aims to spread awareness and raise money for breast cancer initiatives, such as medical research and patient care. As a Public Relations Intern, some of my responsibilities included: curating engaging social ...

One Cool Tool: Candid Career

The Center for Career Development (CCD) offers a wide range of services, including workshops, resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, individual appointments, career fairs, employer information sessions, and much more.  In addition to these virtual and in-person offerings, students and alumni also can access a diverse suite of online career resources. Our “Cool Tool” ...

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